Pyemotes


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Pyemotes

/Py·e·mo·tes/ (pi″ĭ-mōt´ēz) a genus of parasitic mites. P. ventrico´sus attacks certain insect larvae found on straw, grain, and other plants, and causes grain itch in humans.

Pyemotes

(pī-ĕ-mō′tēz)
A genus of mites parasitic on the larvae of insects.

Pyemotes ventricosus

A mite present in the straw of some cereals, contact with which causes a vesiculopapular dermatitis in humans. This is called grain itch.

Pyemotes

a genus of mites; P. tritici (straw-itch mite) and P. ventricosus (harvest mite) can cause transitory dermatitis on animals eating infested feeds.
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A case of Pyemotes dermatitis, with a note on the role of these mites in skin disease.
A new dimorphic species of Pyemotes and key to previously described forms (Acarina: Tarsonemoidea).
Pyemotes species strongly implicated in an outbreak of dermatitis in a Queensland country hospital.
Straw itch mite dermatitis caused by Pyemotes ventricosus: comparative aspects.